Northwest Florida Community Hospital (Snu) is a small hospital-based nursing home located in Chipley, Florida. Featuring an overall grade of A, this is undoubtedly an elite facility. As far as we can see, this facility is a great choice for most people. If you look further down this page, you will see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also impressive.
Northwest Florida Community Hospital (Snu)
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Chipley, Florida Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is just about as good as it gets in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively insignificant. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
This nursing home also received an A+ for its nursing grade. Nursing grades are primarily tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed was long-term care. This nursing home received a favorable long-term care score, with a B+ in the area. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the fourth area, this facility was awarded an extremely favorable short-term care rating. While this wasn't nearly as good as some of its other scores, this is still one of the more favorable grades we offer. In crafting these short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to formulate a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Northwest Florida Community Hospital (Snu) Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Northwest Florida Community Hospital (Snu), 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients that developed pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Northwest Florida Community Hospital (Snu), 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Northwest Florida Community Hospital (Snu), 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Northwest Florida Community Hospital (Snu), 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Northwest Florida Community Hospital (Snu), 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Northwest Florida Community Hospital (Snu), 2.33% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Northwest Florida Community Hospital (Snu), 94.94% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Northwest Florida Community Hospital (Snu), 13.07% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Northwest Florida Community Hospital (Snu), 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Northwest Florida Community Hospital (Snu), 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Northwest Florida Community Hospital (Snu), 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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